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Associate in Science in Fire Service Administration

The Associate in Science in Fire Service Administration is a comprehensive two-year program designed to allow students to apply college credit hours that they have earned from the University of Missouri's Fire & Rescue Training Institute (FRTI) and the National Fire Academy (NFA) toward their degree. This program is rich in general education courses to facilitate pursuit of a baccalaureate degree and possesses the requisite technical and managerial courses to provide a foundation for leadership in the fire service. All courses with FSAD field codes are offered by MU FRTI or the NFA.

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Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements 27-30 sem. hrs

  • For a complete list of general education courses click here​. For additional information on general education requirements click here.
  • ENGL 112 English Composition II 3 hrs
  • CISS 170 Introduction to Computer Information Systems or 3 hrs
  • CISS 171 Introduction to Computer Information Systems for MAC Users or 3 hrs
  • CISS 176 Introduction to Computer Science 3 hrs
  • COMM 110 Introduction to Speech 3 hrs
  • MATH 150 College Algebra 3 hrs
  • BIOL 115 Introduction to Environmental Science 3 hrs
  • ENVS 115 Introduction to Environmental Science 3 hrs
  • CHEM 108 Physical Science Survey 3 hrs
  • PHYS 108 Physical Science Survey 3 hrs
  • Complete Three Hours in:
  • MATH 150 College Algebra 3 hrs
  • MATH 170 Finite Mathematics 3 hrs
  • MATH 180 Precalculus 3 hrs
  • MATH 201 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 3 hrs
  • Note(s):
  • (MATH 226 may sub for MATH 201, if MATH 215 is completed also.)
  • Students must have nine (9) hours selected from the following courses:
  • PSYC 101 General Psychology 3 hrs
  • SOCI 111 General Sociology 3 hrs
  • POSC 111 American National Government 3 hrs
  • HIST 121 American History to 1877 3 hrs
  • HIST 122 American History since 1877 3 hrs

English Composition I 3 sem. hrs

  • ENGL 111 English Composition I 3 hrs

Major Area Requirements 25 sem. hrs

  • ECON 293 Macroeconomics 3 hrs
  • CJAD 345 Ethics & Morality in Criminal Justice or 3 hrs
  • MGMT 368 Business Ethics or
  • PHIL 330 Ethics
  • MGMT 254 Business Communication 3 hrs
  • MGMT 330 Principles of Management 3 hrs
  • FSAD 101 Fire Service Instructor I 2 hrs
  • FSAD 110 Fire Officer I 2 hrs
  • FSAD 120 Incident Management System or 1 hrs
  • FSAD 125 NIMS Incident Command System for the Fire Service 3 hrs
  • FSAD 140 Introduction to Emergency Management 2 hrs
  • FSAD 150 Principles of Building Construction: Combustible 1 hrs
  • FSAD 155 Principles of Building Construction: Noncombustible 1 hrs
  • FSAD 210 Fire Officer II 3 hrs
  • FSAD 220 Advanced Incident Management System: Command Staff; Operations; Logistics/Finance; Planning .25 hrs
  • FSAD 225 ICS 300 Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incident 3 hrs

Major Area Electives 5 sem. hrs

  • FSAD Courses bolded in this section are offered at the National Fire Academy
  • FSAD 130 Incident Safety Officer 1 hrs
  • FSAD 135 Health and Safety Officer 1 hrs
  • FSAD 145 Introduction to Volunteer Emergency Service Mgmt 2 hrs
  • FSAD 146 Executive Analysis of Fire Service Opns in Emergency Management 3 hrs
  • FSAD 160 Introduction to Fire Prevention Inspection 2 hrs
  • FSAD 161 Fire Inspection Principles 3 hrs
  • FSAD 162 Principles of Fire Protection: Structures & Systems 3 hrs
  • FSAD 163 Management of Arson Prevention & Control 3 hrs
  • FSAD 164 Management of Fire Prevention Programs 3 hrs
  • FSAD 165 Plans Review for Inspectors 3 hrs
  • FSAD 166 Strategic Analysis of Community Risk Reduction 3 hrs
  • FSAD 170 Introduction Wildland & Wildland / Urban Interface 1 hrs
  • FSAD 180 Emergency Response to Terrorism: Company Officer 1 hrs
  • FSAD 181 Emergency Response to Terrorism: EMS 1 hrs
  • FSAD 182 Emergency Response to Terrorism: Hazardous Materials 1 hrs
  • FSAD 183 Hazardous Materials Incident Response: Operations 1 hrs
  • FSAD 184 Command and Control of Fire Operations at National & Man-made Operations 1 hrs
  • FSAD 185 Command and Control of Fire Department Operations at Target Hazards 3 hrs
  • FSAD 201 Fire Service Instructor II 2 hrs
  • FSAD 202 Challenges for Local Training Officers 1 hrs
  • FSAD 203 Community Education Leadership 3 hrs
  • FSAD 230 Managing Company Tactical Operations: Preparation 1 hrs
  • FSAD 231 Managing Company Tactical Operations: Decision Making 1 hrs
  • FSAD 232 Managing Company Tactical Operations: Tactics 1 hrs
  • FSAD 240 Leadership: Company 1 hrs
  • FSAD 241 Leadership: Personal 1 hrs
  • FSAD 242 Leadership: Supervisory 1 hrs
  • FSAD 243 Executive Skills Series: Influencing 1 hrs
  • FSAD 244 Executive Skills Series: Leading Diverse Communities 1 hrs
  • FSAD 245 Executive Skills Series: Managing & Leading Change 1 hrs
  • FSAD 250 Managing in a Changing Environment 1 hrs
  • FSAD 251 Fire Service Communication 1 hrs
  • FSAD 253 Training Operations in Small Departments 1 hrs
  • FSAD 260 Shaping the Future 1 hrs
  • FSAD 270 Initial Fire Investigation 3 hrs
  • FSAD 271 Fire Cause Determination for Company Officers 2 hrs
  • FSAD 272 Fire/Arson Investigation 3 hrs
  • FSAD 273 Interviewing / Interrogating & Courtroom Testimony 3 hrs

Total Semester Hours 60 hrs

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